THE BIG GIVE - 11TH - 18TH OCTOBER 2023
We’re very excited to let you know that Nurture the Borders has been selected to participate in the Big Give Kind2mind campaign.
Poor mental health during pregnancy and the early years of parenthood is very common. Without support the effect on mother and baby can be devastating, but with the right help both mother and child can thrive. Funding means we can be there as soon as we are needed for as long as we are needed.
Pregnancy and early motherhood is a challenging time for many women. 1 in 5 mothers will experience a mental illness and sadly suicide remains the leading cause of death during this time. Without appropriate support, these difficulties can have a long-lasting impact on the mental and physical health of women and their babies. The pandemic made support harder to access just as rising living costs are tipping more families into crisis: this has led to a 156% increase in demand for our help.
We will offer accessible early support to women during pregnancy & the early years to reduce stress, build self-esteem & nurture the parent-infant bond. We will offer weekly support from our perinatal support officers, and peer volunteers with additional training in perinatal mental health, who will both offer practical & emotional support in the home as well as supporting families to access our groups & classes. Our groups & classes allow families to access advice, guidance & education from professionals while building new friendships.
Donations to this project will be matched for 7 days from the 11th - 18th Oct 2023. #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek.
One donation, twice the impact. What happens during the campaign?
Donations made to our project via BigGive.org will be doubled during the campaign. If you would like to support our work this year, we highly recommend doing so during Kind2mind, when your donation will be doubled and make even more of a difference to us.
How Can I help?
Add a calendar reminder to your diary for the 11th-18th October 2023, including this link
If you have a sponsorship idea, or fundraising idea you would like to do to help with our Big Give campaign - drop us an email - email@example.com and we'll sort you out with a supporter pack and sponsorship form
Please note the donate button will appear on the campaign page when the campaign launches.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, please pass on this message to anyone you think might be interested in supporting us and having their donation doubled